BGG 2009 anyone?

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BGG 2009 anyone?

Post: #140909 Clara
Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:29 pm

Anyone thinking of going this year?

Anyone thinking of going with tinies (mine will be about 4/5 months)?

Anyone thinking of going overland from Spain :wink: ?

Just trying to work out the possibilities in my head, I'm planning an overland/sea trip to uk and denmark to escape the heat of the summer. Been to the BGG before with OH, but he's not really into festivals and think it would be a fairly easy thing to do with a babe before she is too demanding (still immobile and breastfed). If I can make life more enjoyable by meeting up with other ishers and/or easier by borrowing a tent or any other equipment (so I don't have to carry so much) then so much the better.

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Post: #140927 Big Al
Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:29 pm

Clara wrote:Anyone thinking of going this year?

Anyone thinking of going with tinies (mine will be about 4/5 months)?

Anyone thinking of going overland from Spain :wink: ?

Just trying to work out the possibilities in my head, I'm planning an overland/sea trip to uk and denmark to escape the heat of the summer. Been to the BGG before with OH, but he's not really into festivals and think it would be a fairly easy thing to do with a babe before she is too demanding (still immobile and breastfed). If I can make life more enjoyable by meeting up with other ishers and/or easier by borrowing a tent or any other equipment (so I don't have to carry so much) then so much the better.

Clara x


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Depends om what the BGG is doesn't it??

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Re: BGG 2009 anyone?

Post: #140934 Clara
Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:15 pm

BGG = Big Green Gathering, sorry Al, there was so much banter here about it last year I just got back into the swing of using the abbreviated form.
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Post: #140978 Big Al
Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:04 pm

Clara wrote:BGG = Big Green Gathering, sorry Al, there was so much banter here about it last year I just got back into the swing of using the abbreviated form.


It's all right Clara... If it wasn't said in a thread today then it's long gone out of my memory. Alzimers candidate number 101...unless it's an argument then I know and can recall word for word, intonation, abreviations, mannerisms.... you get the picture.

Is the BGG the new name for the glastonberry gig ?? or is that something else rattling round my head...
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Re: BGG 2009 anyone?

Post: #140998 Clara
Sat Jan 31, 2009 8:20 am

No BGG is definitely NOT glastonbury. It is a festival run completely on alternative energies; a mixed bags of performers (music, comedy, theatre - but not superstars), workshops on ish-type stuff, debates and so on.

There is no alcohol for sale on site, so whilst you can bring your own, the emphasis is not on getting messing and lying in litter. Hasn't got anyone of that nastiness associated with glastonbury these days. The only carnivorous catering on site was a large tent supplied by the farm on which it was held (they were very busy!). Really good attention to detail with all green issues, they even have a free washable nappy service to make it easy for the mamas and papas to stay green.

I went in 05 and really liked it, it was before I moved out here or had children and it really taught me a lot of stuff I didn't know.
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Post: #141059 Big Al
Sat Jan 31, 2009 8:20 pm

Clara wrote:No BGG is definitely NOT glastonbury. It is a festival run completely on alternative energies; a mixed bags of performers (music, comedy, theatre - but not superstars), workshops on ish-type stuff, debates and so on.

There is no alcohol for sale on site, so whilst you can bring your own, the emphasis is not on getting messing and lying in litter. Hasn't got anyone of that nastiness associated with glastonbury these days. The only carnivorous catering on site was a large tent supplied by the farm on which it was held (they were very busy!). Really good attention to detail with all green issues, they even have a free washable nappy service to make it easy for the mamas and papas to stay green.

I went in 05 and really liked it, it was before I moved out here or had children and it really taught me a lot of stuff I didn't know.


Thanks for that clara, I guess i was a tad cynical in the posting but it was a genuine post. Right i'll be off now to look for the websites for The BGG and maybe even drag the missus along for a day now she is a born again greenie.... handy with a drill and screwdriver too she is.

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Post: #141086 eccentric_emma
Sun Feb 01, 2009 6:57 pm

I am going. I think maybe Circlecross is going. I would offer to take extra stuff for you to borrow however it's looking likely that we are going to Glastonbury, then staying on for the clean up there then going straight onto BGG, so wouldn't really be feasible to bring extra stuff for anyone else.

But a meet up would be great.
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Post: #141134 hedgewitch
Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:22 am

How are you intending to travel from Spain to UK Clara?
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Re: BGG 2009 anyone?

Post: #141137 Clara
Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:38 am

hedgewitch wrote:How are you intending to travel from Spain to UK Clara?


Over land/sea. I should be able to find a lift I reckon, loads of people get out of here in the hot months, if you're one of them I'd be interested to hear from you!
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Post: #143666 the.fee.fairy
Sat Feb 21, 2009 2:54 pm

Me Me Me! I'm going! Bought my ticket!

Super.Niki's going too (i've got her ticket...).

We'll be seeing if we can arrange a BGG Ish Meetup picnic again - we'll be recycling the sign from 07 to use.

Can't wait!

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Re: BGG 2009 anyone?

Post: #143668 Clara
Sat Feb 21, 2009 3:21 pm

Really must just get on and buy my ticket...thanks for the nudge Fee!

BTW I'm still looking for anyone who might be able to take me a spare sleeping bag, tent etc if they have space in a car.
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Re: BGG 2009 anyone?

Post: #143969 jampot
Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:01 pm

ooh i really want to go but im working then doooooohh :(
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Post: #143976 chilitony
Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:13 am

Sounds good to me, looked @ link hope i'm free that weekend ! :sunny:
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Re: BGG 2009 anyone?

Post: #145921 circlecross
Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:42 pm

yes I am going! Don't be so convinced about a baby being immobile - if she is 4/5 months now, she will be about ten months then. My two horrors were walking, nay running by that age! Still, lots for them to do at BGG. We found that you could buy moltex there last time, and there MIGHT be a cloth nappy washing exchange if you plan to do that. There was a breastfeeding yurt (which seemed to have it's fair share of right-on eco dads, exercising their right to be in there, whether you wanted them in there or not! It was peaceful sometimes).
If you do go, and we are going, then if you run out of stuff we are BOUND to have something. We are quite tenacious at finding stuff, (my SIL is the BEST at hustling milk from people) and I always overpack even when I know I am going to be carting it over rough terrain. I'm looking forward to it already!

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Re: BGG 2009 anyone?

Post: #146436 xone
Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:07 pm

I'd like to go but not sure if I can justify £125.


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